When it comes to using your life savings on something that makes a difference or is just plain cool its fair to say that the efforts by amateur actress Kate Madison are amongst the best.

Amateur actress Kate Madison was so inspired by the blockbuster movie series – The Lord of the Rings that she wrote, directed and produced an hour-long film based on material from the original J.R.R. Tolkien tomes.

“The battle scenes and the array of incredible characters really inspired me and I was desperate to have a go at making an epic myself.

Madison, 31, from Cambridge, used her £25,000 life savings (about $39,000 in U.S. dollars) to make “Born of Hope,” which follows the adventures of Arathorn and Gilrean, the parents of Aragorn, the ranger-turned-king played by Viggo Mortensen in Jackson’s movies.

The Trailer is below:

I certainly hope she makes her money back and a lot more!